Posted by: caryandjohn | October 27, 2012

More Total Loss Tour

Ash Meadow Wildlife Refuge in the Amargosa Valley is full of water, always a treat to find in the desert … we rode over with Dennis Magri, Barney and Vic …

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Lots of long easy dirt roads … Our old Triumphs, Indians and Vindians ate them up …

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Barney’s old T-100:

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His bike is cool because it has this unique front disk …

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Vic’s 1966 Triumph:

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Dennis had his Vincent engine-d Indian, or Vindian:

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The springs flowing from the valley floor at 3000 gallons per minute and 87 degrees were beautiful …

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Some of the dirt roads:

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Got to love Nevada … Lathrop Wells:

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Gas Prices in Furnace Creek, October, 2012:

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20 Mule Team Canyon at the end of the day:

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The bikes are running well … May try Furnace Creek Road/Greenwood dirt tomorrow … Battery coming out at the end of the day with 12.4 volts … ha.

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Responses

  1. Nice report, thanks for the pics.

  2. Looks wonderful. Vindian; some of each, not ether. More like frankenbike, any soul? Enjoy and home safe. Go Giants!

  3. Hi Steve, Thanks for reading and posting!

  4. Hi Bob,
    The Indian factory actually made a prototype Chief with a Vincent motor in the process of trying to save the company … So rather than just being a hot-rod Franknbike, Dennis’s bike has some neat history as an example of what might have been … I chased him down dirt roads and at 80 mph … super-nice bike!


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